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Anybody doing Combat yet?
Anybody doing Combat yet?
12/18/12 5:22 AM
I get bored with these workouts after so long, so I want to start something new. So far I have done P90X, P90X Plus P90X2 and Insanity.

I am now entering Phase III of round 2 of P90X, and am starting to look for my next adventure. Just wondering about Combat, what it's like, and what folks think about it.I am more so a weight lifting kind of workout guy, but I love the Kenpo workouts from both the original and the Plus series, so I am thinking Combat my be a fun one.

Thoughts?
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RE: Anybody doing Combat yet?
12/18/12 5:42 AM as a reply to steelerdude1.
steelerdude1:
I get bored with these workouts after so long, so I want to start something new. So far I have done P90X, P90X Plus P90X2 and Insanity.

I am now entering Phase III of round 2 of P90X, and am starting to look for my next adventure. Just wondering about Combat, what it's like, and what folks think about it.I am more so a weight lifting kind of workout guy, but I love the Kenpo workouts from both the original and the Plus series, so I am thinking Combat my be a fun one.

Thoughts?


I'm on day 5 of Combat and I LOVE it! If you like Kenpo then you'd probably like Combat. Power HIIT does include weights, so that might appeal to you, too. I would absolutly recommend it. emoticon

Keep up the awesome work wiht P90X.

Gina
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RE: Anybody doing Combat yet?
12/18/12 12:22 PM as a reply to steelerdude1.
Hello Steelerdude! I haven't received my copy of Combat yet, but I have been doing Les Mills Body Combat classes at the gym for about a year (on my Sunday "rest day.") The new BB program is based on the syndicated gym classes of the same name, in much the same way that the Les Mills Pump videos are.

If you like kickboxing and martial arts, then I think it's likely that you would enjoy Combat. It's a more dynamic version of aerobic kickboxing than is Kenpo X, which I found to be kind of static by comparison -- not that Kenpo X is bad exercise, just that it's very linear, episodic and sequential. Les Mills Combat is higher energy in the way it's put together, and also has a lot more dynamic movement built into it (e.g., more time spent bobbing and moving in a fighting stance in between jabs and combinations). Also is choreographed to high energy pop/gym music, intended to get you moving with maximum intensity. Some of the root martial arts also bring a focus on working different parts of the body. Capoeira, in particular, involves extended combinations of deep lunges and kicks -- great for the legs and core but challenging to do, at least for me the first several times I tried it.

You can definitely get a good workout with Combat. If the videos are at all like the gym class, then you can expect a mix of kenpo and plyometrics, but with a range of moves drawn from several martial arts, longer choreographed sequences, amped-up music, and coaches who have energy and enthusiasm oozing from every pore! In a sentence, if you like the idea of "floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee," then Combat will probably be a good fit for you.
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